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Search Result: U.S. Supreme Court Cases

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SCOTUS Sides with LE on Illegal Searches

June 16, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of law enforcement officers who perform an illegal search in good faith, which wouldn't trigger the exclusionary rule for evidence that incriminated the subject.

SCOTUS Expands Miranda Rights for Juveniles

June 16, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has expanded Miranda rights for juveniles, issuing a 5-4 decision stemming from a case involving North Carolina officers who had questioned a 13-year-old.

Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion

June 7, 2011

Some actions you take have been classified by Supreme Court decisions as requiring that you articulate a "reasonable suspicion" in order to make them constitutionally reasonable, while others can be undertaken only if there is "probable cause" ("PC"). But what do these terms mean? And how do you match the right level of justification with the kind of conduct you're seeking to justify?

Smartphones: How Defense Attorneys Can Use Discovery Rules To Ensnare You

June 1, 2011
Because smartphone technology is relatively new, the Supreme Court has not decided a case that specifically addresses the question of what types of law enforcement smartphone records are discovery material.

SCOTUS Overturns Cop Killer's Conviction

May 26, 2011
The court overturned the conviction of Charles Fowler for the 1998 shooting of a Florida officer. Fowler was convicted for violating a federal communications statute and given life in prison.

SCOTUS Decision Could Lead to Release of 46,000 Calif. Inmates

May 23, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a three-judge panel's order to release more than one-fourth of California's prison population to relieve overcrowding. In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with the panel that had ruled inmates didn't have adequate access to medical care.

Supreme Court Sides With Police on Evidence-Destruction Case

May 16, 2011
A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Monday gives law enforcement officers the right to forcibly enter a residence if they suspect evidence is being destroyed after they have announced their presence.

'Don't Talk To My Client!'

February 7, 2011

The Constitution does not forbid you to talk to a person just because that person has an attorney, or just because the attorney tells you not to do it. Instead, the law focuses on whether the suspect is willing to talk without his or her attorney present.

SCOTUS Appears To Give Police More Leeway In Searches

January 13, 2011
In the past, the high court has said officers need a search warrant to enter a home, but during arguments in a drug case, the court's conservatives said they favored relaxing that rule when police say they have a need to act fast.

Vehicle Searches: Where and When?

December 1, 2010

It would be great if there were a single, simple rule to tell you where and when you may lawfully search a vehicle for contraband or evidence. Unfortunately, there are multiple rules, and sometimes more than one of them may apply.

SCOTUS To Decide If Fleeing From Officers Should Carry Violent Felony Sentencing

October 15, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to render a decision on whether using a vehicle to flee from police after being ordered to stop should be considered a violent felony and justify a longer sentence.

Second Amendment v. Gun Control

October 1, 2010

As a result of these back-to-back rulings from the Supreme Court, neither the federal government nor any city, county, or state may enforce any law that creates a blanket prohibition against the possession of firearms by an individual in the home.

Electronic Privacy on the Job

September 3, 2010

Increasingly, law enforcement agencies issue electronic communication and information equipment to employees for their use in performing official duties. Access to and use and monitoring of the information stored or transmitted by means of such devices may be subject to a variety of employer policies, state and federal statutes, constitutional provisions, and case law.

Miranda Invocation and Waiver

August 10, 2010

If a suspect wants to assert either his right to counsel or his right to silence, it is up to him to do so, unequivocally and unambiguously.

The 'Independent Source' Doctrine

July 30, 2010

If you can identify two or more ways to justify a detention, arrest, search, or entry, you increase the odds that at least one of them will be upheld in court.

Chicago Mayor Says City Will Revise Gun Laws After High Court Ruling

June 28, 2010
"I'm disappointed by the decision, but it's not surprising," Mayor Daley said at a news conference. "We're still reviewing the entire decision, but it means that Chicago's current handgun ban is unenforceableā€¦"

Supreme Court Rules for Gun Owners in Chicago Handgun Case

June 28, 2010
The Supreme Court on Monday extended the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms to the states in the second major victory for gun rights supporters in as many years.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows PDs to Search Officer Pagers

June 17, 2010
The Ontario (Calif.) Police Department fired Sgt. Jeff Quon after an internal audit determined he had sent a flurry of personal text messages using his department-issued pager.

Exclusive: What the Supreme Court's New Miranda Decision Means to You

June 2, 2010
This significant new decision firmly establishes that once a suspect has received the Miranda warnings and indicates that he understands his rights, officers are not required to ask whether he wishes to waive or invoke but may simply start asking questions about the case.

Liability for Failure to Protect

June 1, 2010

A person can frame a federal lawsuit against an officer under either the "special relationship" doctrine or the "state-created danger" doctrine.

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